GRAY MATTER (2018) Reviews and overview

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‘Earth’s time is running out’

Gray Matter is a 2018 Canadian science-fiction horror feature film written and directed by Greg A. Sager (Open Your Eyes; Kingdom Come; The Devil in Me). The Matchbox Pictures production stars Alys Crocker (The Door; Tormented; ABCs of Death 2, segment: ‘Utopian’)), Tara Elizabeth (Open Your Eyes) and Michael G. Wilmot.


Since the 1940’s alien beings known as “Grays” have been sighted around the globe with the thought that they visit our planet to study our species and civilization before they eventually invade… but what if we’re wrong? What if they are only here to protect us?

After a meteorite crashes to earth awakening the extraterrestrial creature within, a young woman is abducted by an alien “Gray” to aid in hunting down and destroying the creature before it can reach a second meteorite that fell to earth decades earlier unleashing its deadly infestation of planet Earth…


“The parasites are kind of cute when on their own but once attached to their hosts they just look like oversized plastic lobsters […] It has a very distinct whiff of Invasion of the Body Snatchers about it which I quite enjoyed. With a great horror aspect to it as well it makes for some great messy gore scenes. It’s not particularly clever or taxing on the brain but it is quite fun.” Horrorscreams Videovault

“The digital and special make-up effects in the movie are highly effective. I particularly liked the look of all the alien creatures. The fight and stunt scenes are also well done, with excellent choreography. There’s definitely a lot of action in this movie to keep you interested. Though technically a science fiction film, Gray Matter has plenty to offer horror fans as well.” Indie Horror Online

Cast and characters:

Alys Crocker … Annabelle
Michael G. Wilmot … Farmer
Tara Elizabeth O’Brien … Dancer (as Tara Elizabeth)
Jay Dub … Coroner / Swat #4
Harry J. Edison … Landlord
Shawn Swain … Sci-Fi Geek
Kristen Calibaba … Street Walker
Sean Patrick Dolan … Billy (as Sean Dolan)
Lucas Hazen … Max
Matthew Downs … Walter
Sam Downs … Robert
Shantelle Canzanese … Off Duty Dancer
Brent Bondy … Alley Cop
Shaun Mazzocca … Bar Patron #1 (as Shawn Mazzocca)
Leslie Shawn Brittor … Swat #1

Filming locations:

London, Ontario, Canada

Teaser trailer:

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